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My 1st Bike - Ninja 250r

Discussion in 'Showcase' at netrider.net.au started by kazinga, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. Bought my first ever motorbike a couple months ago, a 2011 250r.
    The bike was 5 months old when I purchased it from a man who had dropped it once and decided to give up on road riding.



    Here's the bike on the day I got it home.

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    Wasn't much damage, some not too noticeable scratches on the fairings, exhaust, bent rear brake lever - usual stuff.

    As much as I love the bike, I don't plan to do too much to it, choosing to instead save the cash and effort for my next 'off restrictions' bike ;-)

    That being said I have done a few things since I've had it.....



    First mod to was to fit adjustable levers to accommodate my little hands.

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    Seeing as the standard exhaust got scratched when the previous owner dropped the bike, I decided to fit a cheap slip on. I also felt it might be a bit safer if the surrounding traffic can hear me. I know it's only a 250 and sounds a bit farty, but if people hear it and don't run me over, that's a good thing.

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    Next we get into some ricey bling. What can I say, I just can't help myself!
    So I peeled off the original rim stickers and fit some thicker, reflective ones.

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    And a seat cowl. Why not, I'm on my L's so can't take passengers anyhow.

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    So that's it for now. Thanks for reading :)
     
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  2. Congrats and welcome! A great choice and I see someone else in your family has some taste in motorcycles as well!

    The baby ninjas are fantastic. I had one as my first bike as well. Enjoy the hell out of it :)
     
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  3. Great looking bike. Cowl is a definite improvement, all the best.
     
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  4. Awesome looking bike - Congrat's!
     
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  5. Well done nice bike
     
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  6. great looking first bike... i looked at the painted toe nails and went ummmmmm this better be a chick lol.. then i seen ur profile ....
     
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  7. Noice! Loud pipes rock.

    Did you get the rim tape from fleabay?
     
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  8. Ah yes, I had a feeling that would not slip by unnoticed! Actually that bike is partially the reason I made mine louder. Even with my little fart cannon fitted, one night I pulled up at the traffic lights along side the ducati and found that I could barely hear my bike next to it. The result was when I took off I surprised myself with alot more throttle than expected! Was quite funny and made the Duc owner laugh. All I could think was geez I hope he doesn't think I was trying to race..:-w hehe

    I sure did, and the cowl and the levers! Good old fleabay.
     
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  9. Nice bike mate, looking to pick one up soon too.

    How much was the seller asking?
     
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  10. nice looking bike!
     
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  11. Looks nice. Nice nail polish too. Are you going to come to the learner sessions?
     
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  12. Thanks. Are you referring to the seller of the rim stickers? If so about $20.


    I have been to one learner session but unfortunately lately I've either been working on the saturday or had some other thing to go to. Can't wait to come along to a saturday session soon.
     
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  13. Great little bike for a first timer.
    Had a loan of one while I was in between bikes,,,gangs of fun.
    (Might have to pick one up myself!!)
     
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  14. Ninjas are a great first bike! Good idea getting the exhaust done even if you dont plan on keeping the bike for long... There is a noticable difference of how many car drivers look at you even when you just ride past hey?
     
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  15. sweet ride!
     
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  16. Yes it does make a fair difference. If it helps prevent being knocked off, I'm all for it! I do need to get it tuned though, as it's not too healthy once you get to about 9500rpm.

    Thanks! :)
     
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  17. Girl on netrider alert!!
     
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  18. hey kazinga, love the bike it looks awesome and the mods are tidying. my gf loves it, your are her inspiration for getting a ninja haha. thanks again, and love the bike
     
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  19. Hello, and thanks! I bet your gf will really enjoy riding a ninja. Look forward to seeing some pics when she gets it, be sure to post some up. :)
     
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  20. nice first bike and welcome :)
     
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